Experts are invited to comment on the Dniester Basin Management Plan
Posted on 12.07.2019
Moldovan and Ukrainian specialists prepared the first version of the “Transboundary River Basin Management Plan” Part 1 “General characteristics and state assessment” (Russian version; hereinafter referred to as the “Plan”, in GEF terminology – TDA).
This work has lasted for more than a year within the GEF-backed Dniester project, bringing together 30 representatives from Moldova and Ukraine, as well as the authorities of both countries, international organizations and experts from the European Union. Based on this first part of the Plan, a program of activities will be developed.
The document was developed in the framework of the national legislations of Moldova and Ukraine, and in accordance with the structure established by the EU Water Framework Directive. It contains a description of the basin, issues of identification of surface and groundwater bodies (water bodies), the main transboundary problems and their causes, the assessment of anthropogenic influence on each water body.
Most of the presented work is unique, since such studies were conducted for the first time in the Dniester basin countries.
- The Dniester River basin area;
- Ecoregions of the Dniester River basin;
- Surface water bodies;
- Significantly altered surface water bodies;
- Groundwater bodies in quaternary sediments;
- Groundwater bodies in Neogene and Cretaceous sediments;
- Groundwater bodies in Devonian, Silurian, Vendian sediments and cracked zone of pre-Cambrian crystalline rocks;
- Aquifers in Quaternary sediments;
- Main aquifers used for water supply;
- Groundwater monitoring points;
- Groundwater intakes with more than 10 cubic metres of water withdrawn per day;
- Groundwater bodies: assessment of risks of not achieving good chemical and quantitative statuses;
- Surface waterbodies monitoring network;
- Protected waters;
- Surface water bodies: risk assessment of not achieving good ecological status / potential;
- Surface water bodies: risk assessment of not achieving good chemical status.
In addition to the main document, four related infographics were developed:
- condition of groundwater bodies (in MD, RU, UA);
- main anthropogenic influences (in MD, RU, UA);
- risk assessment of failure to achieve good ecological status of surface water bodies (in MD, RU, UA);
- risk assessment of failure to achieve good chemical status of surface water bodies (in MD, RU, UA).
Comments and suggestions are accepted until August 16 (incl.) via email to email@example.com.